XXXTentacion just came through with the posthumous new album Skins. Kanye West is the only feature on the album, and he goes in over the rock instrumental on “One Minute.” This song is more Kanye’s than it is X’s. West spits a lengthy verse on the track, taking about 80% of the single to himself. X delivers the chorus and hook, but allows Mr. West to own the song for his own narrative.
Kanye sounds revitalized over the harsh guitar licks. His voice is run through a soft distorted filter that aligns well with the beat. After the elongated verse, X comes through will screamo sounding vocals that bring the song from hip-hop back to metal. His rockstar screams will influence headbanging from his fans, and a moshpit almost appeared in my living room while playing the track. Although “One Minute” is a banger, a verse from X would have elevated it even further.
She wanna give you the cookie, you Famous Amos
She gave you the pussy, but you ain’t pay for the anus
Now your name is tainted, by the claims they paintin’
The defendant is guilty, no one blames the plaintiff
Gotta say it in Layman’s terms, while you wait on arraignments
‘Cause if the jury say you did it, the payment is heinous
Give me one minute, my lady just fainted
My babies is crying, you understand what I’m sayin’?